At a press conference on the trade fair (Photo: Baocongthuong)

Lang Son (VNA) – The Vietnam-China international trade fair will take place in the northern border province of Lang Son from November 2-8, according to its organising board.

This year, the annual event, which is alternatively organised by Lang Son and China’s Guangxi province, is expect to feature about 300 booths, including 35 Chinese booths.

As part of the fair, various trade promotion activities will be held to introduce strong products of different localities, along with art exchanges.

Vietnam’s statistics showed that two-way trade reached 71.9 billion USD in 2016, a rise of 7.9 percent over the previous year, while the trade deficit fell 13.67 percent year on year.

By the end of August this year, trade between the two countries hit 55.2 billion USD, up 23.59 percent over the same period last year, with Vietnam running a deficit of 17.7 billion USD, down 5.76 percent.-VNA